Alliant Black MZ in .38 S&W
Had some fun today with a smoky, snub nose revolver. Thought I would share some data.
Revolver with 2.5" barrel.
38 S&W (NOT 38 Special)
Alliant Black MZ - Full cartridge, slightly compressed (Safety Note: Black MZ is a BLACK POWDER substitute. Don't completely fill any cartridge with SMOKELESS powder or your gun will probably blow up. Trailboss might be the only possible exception, but it's still not a good idea.)
Mild recoil with quite a bit of smoke. High fun factor.
Velocity: 440 fps
I was surprised by the low velocity. I'm thinking that's because of the short barrel.
Anybody else have some results with 38 S&W black powder that they would like to share? I'm curious if someone has tried this with a longer barrel.